Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An engaged column of which only half, or about half, projects horizontally from the surface of a wall.
“In the center, from an elaborate base rose a marbled half-column supporting, at eye level, a large, plump cushion of red velvet, on which someone had placed … a peach.”
“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers, but, like all such narratives, its effect is much less striking when set forth en bloc in a single half-column of print than when the facts slowly evolve before your own eyes, and the mystery clears gradually away as each new discovery furnishes a step which leads on to the complete truth.”
“About Printing-house Square, mayhap you may light on an honest man, a squeamish man, a proper moral man, a man that shall talk you Latin by the half-column if you will but hear him.”
“They had printed his picture and a half-column account.”
“In the same deposit, we also unearthed a ca. 0.65 m high limestone half-column, clearly the western post of a window (the roughly carved lower two thirds were joining the wall, but the upper part was freestanding!).”
“Having read his newspaper through, editorials, cartoons, and war-poems, his eye fell on a half-column headed”
“The object chosen as find of the week is nothing else than an Augustan half-capital with adjoining smooth half-column (see left picture), which must have projected 0.35 m from the antae (projecting side walls) on the front of the pronaos.”
“As it is almost excluded that nothing of a potential Augustan peripteros was preserved, one has to reconstruct the Augustan Temple of Apollo Klarios as a simple naos of which the facade of the pronaos was shaped as a pseudo-peripteral naos (this means with attached half-columns instead of free standing ones) with smooth half-columns projecting from the antae and fluted half-column on either side of the door, all columns being crowned by Ionic half-capitals.”
“On the left, one of the doorposts attached to a half-column; in the center the still unexcavated encroachment room.”
“While the southern portico was an open columnar screen (see Macellum 2007), the eastern portico seems to have been composed of three identical shops, each accessible by a nicely framed doorway attached to a half-column in their middle.”
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